Clown fish behavior


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Hi everyone,

I thought I will post it here as it is probably a beginner question.
When i started with my small marine tank few months back, some of the first fish I got was two clown fish (obviously). When i got the two they already spent some time in the same tank and did not leave each others side. So I took both and they have been living happily in my TL550 tank.
I added a BTA and they started hosting in it. I am over the moon as it is exactly what I wanted.
Recently whenever I need to do something in the tank I get attacked by the bigger female. Body contact is now up to five.
I find it weird because they used to be almost tame until recently.

Is there a specific reason for this?
Protecting their space?
Possible breeding?

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Clown is just protecting its space. I have damsils in my tank that does the exact same thing. I just live with it.
 
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I have a damsel in the tank as well and strange enough he hangs around there and does not get chased as much. When my hands enter the clowns go full hulk on me.
 
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